Hartley Worksheet
Contains: Hartley Census Data, Hartley Tax Records, Hartley Maps & Hartley Civil War Information

The first spreadsheet below was created to summarze what was known about the birtthplace of William Hartley, the earliest Hartley ancester that Frances Cronin and I have uncovered with acceptable documentation. As we can see William's birthplace does not have common agreement by others in his family. We believe that an enlistent document would suggest Rowan County, North Carolina. His choice of Kentucky in the first line could be in error or since there were some changes to state boundary lines between Kentucky and North Carolina, his designation may be correct at the time of his birth. We believe it is highly likely that Frances "Francy" was born in Georgia. It was family lore that she was a Native American, however DNA of a number of family reveled no such racial type.



Civil War Hartley Worksheet


Hartley Related Maps

Arrow points to J. P. Swinney Land 1859. The land grant quoted below seems to put William Hartley in the same area.



Map 1849, Arrow points to Nathanial Hartley property.
District West of Pearl River




Arrow points to W. H. Hartley, Date appears to be 12 Oct, 1868


A copy of a land grant for William Hartley was found. The gist of the land grand said:

"Whereas William Hartley of Copiah County, Mississippi has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Mount Salus whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said William Hartley, according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the East half of the North West quarter of Section twenty six in the Township eleven North of Range five East in the District of lands subject to sale at Mount Salus, Mississippi, containing eight acres and thirty one hundredth of an acre according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been purchased by the said William Hartley. ... In Testimony Whereof, by Martin Van Buren, President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the tenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty and of the Independence of the United States the Sixty fourth."